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    November 9, 2012
    11:30 - 12:00pm PST  

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>> thank you. >> okay. sure and i think chester is going to come up and wrap up. >> just want before we wrap up give a quick update on a different study that the authority is currently conducting. we see a lot of improvements happening around the station. we want to pull back and step back a little bit and look at the circulation around the station has to do with both the freeway and the station has and i280 be and what other ways can we change the circulation so we can improve some of the way the modes are mixing at the station. that's the primary goal of the study here. we're are looking at something in the midterm and implement within 10 years. the status of that study. we did assessment of existing conditions, and we are starting
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to develop our preliminary concepts. i will give a hint of those today quickly. we're looking at these program elements in particular and just trying understand what is happening with these elements around the station and trying to figure out if there is a different way to mix them. in particular we're really looking at how cars access two and from 280 around the station at this interchange. we are looking at how buses get to the station and where they're boarding passengers. we're looking how pedestrians board and where they go once they get there. we are looking at as people are arriving by private car and we call it kiss and ride and look at those pat
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-- patterns and some include looking at the area and the interchange and there are six ramps in the area where you only need four to have a full interchange. are there ramps we can eliminate inference and physical traffic. >> >> >> and if we do that then what does it allow us to do in terms of relieving some of the conflicts with pedestrians and buses? it's not that we close the ramps all together or repurpose them and restrict access and allow only buses to use some of the areas or vehicles dropping or picking up passengers to use those areas. we also have our eye out on if we do retain these ramps then certainly at least one of them should be redesigned. the 280 southbound off ramp to ocean
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avenue currently allows vehicles to speed on to ocean avenue without slowing down. if we retain that ramp make it a t intersection so cars have to stop for pedestrians and finally we're again looking at is there a different place to have the passenger drop off and pick up activity? currently it's on geneva and kiss and ride lane and if we move it around and less conflict with the buses stopping to pick up passengers on to geneva avenue. in terms of next steps we do want to continue refine our concepts and we think we be ready to share them with the committee later this winter and we will have a workshop and the balboa park cac. after that we are evaluating the concepts in
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spring and summer and looking at these impacts and how does it affect the bike and transit activity in the area. we would like recommendations by the fall of 2013 including cost estimates and implementation plan. okay. then stepping back from that study and just looking at balboa park activities overall some things to look out for upcoming is the first balboa park cac meeting. it looks like it's scheduled at the beginning of 2013, and we just heard some improvements are moving through construction in the immediate future and there are funding requests for additional improvements and o bag application submitted by sf mta that will be under consideration of this board in the next months. that concludes the presentation and i am happy to take questions or direct them to other staff. >> thank you and i do appreciate you're coming together to
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present today and my colleagues for being here as well to hear the needs that we in district 11 and seven and 10. so what i would like to propose been public comment jeremy pollack is the point person and we have the cac here tawking during public comment and we will have reports back on many of the projects presented today in my office and we will come back to this committee as well in the next year to talk about progress made. okay. thank you. colleagues if no comments or questions we can go on to public comment. this item is open for public comment. please come
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forward. >> good morning commissioners. my name is dan waiver and although i'm appointee to the new cac i'm the acting director of the ocean community benefits district. i wanted to point out the reconfiguration of the exit ramp from 280 freeway to ocean avenue is a critical part of our long range -- for us long range 10 year planning process for ocean avenue. the freeway is often makes many people on ocean avenue's retail district feel they're on a freeway ramp rather than on a neighborhood street. reconfiguring that ramp is going to create land. that land should be not simply ignored as
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a forest of trees which it is now but part of a major planning process based in the community to figure out the best uses for that land in order to deal with dividing or separating off the freeway mentality with the retail district neighborhood situation, and we're trying to organize the planning process, but i think we really need to work with the city on this. another reason to do this process if we don't the surplus land created is sold off to the highest bidder by cal trans and that is not appropriate and city college has an important role to play here and they most likely will be the people that inherit this land but we shouldn't just give it to them without understanding of what they contribute to the situation in the larger community. thank you. >> thank you very much. any other member of the public like
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to comment? >> robert [inaudible]. i just want to irnd score when i hear long-term and midterm plans and we don't do anything now that prohibits doing the right thing in the long-term so i am concerned about movements that prohibit us from doing the larger version in the long run so i am certainly hopeful that our bart representatives and sf mta folks are camping out at each other's door steps with these improvements so we don't make a bad mistake on this and prohibit us doing the right thing in the long run. thank you. >> thank you very much. if there are no other members of the public we will close public comment. and again i want to thank bart and the mta and cac
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for your work on this, your presentation and look forward to continued dialogue about the station, and we can go on to our next item. >> new items. information item. >> any items? seeing none. open it up for public comment. we will close public comment. our next item. >> public comment. >> this is general public comment for any item not on the agenda. okay we will close public comment. next item. >> adjournment. >> we are adjourned. thank you
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>> we love our parks, but we love... >> and the community who is really the core of it all, came together and said what we need is a place for our teenager to play, not just play grounds for the kids and soccer fields but we need a skate park that will keep the kids home in the neighborhood so they can play where they live. >> the children in the neighborhood and it will be a major boone. and we have generations, the youth generations that will be able to use this park in different places. >> the best park in san francisco right here.
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>> creating place where people can be active and lead, active, healthy life styles that are going to just stay with them for life. ♪
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to the 2012ceta awards luncheon inspiring an equal future, ceta, the committee on the end of discrimination against women. we have an exciting afternoon for you including a thought-provoking video and an awards ceremony honoring some special women and a fund raising appeal. i'm going tor your mitt stress of ceremonies and make sure we're all enthusiastickd about going back to work on this great monday afternoon. but it's a
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great afternoon outside, right, we live in california. i'd like to welcome merry lee maupb today an who is president of the commission on the status of women. marilyn. >> oh, i feel so tall. good afternoon, everyone, thank you for being here. my name is marilyn maupb today har, i'm the president of the friends of the san francisco commission of the status of women. and it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2012 ceda awards luncheon and thank you for mcing our event this year. this luncheon celebrates the advancement of women's human rights and we are so glad to see you all here. this is our fourth event and many of you have come back and we thank you for being a regular fun. the friends was founded in
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1976. we support the work of the san francisco commission and department on the status of women. we organize events in the community and work to increase public awareness about issues affecting the lives of women and girls. so we're all about, we're all focused on improving the lives and well-being of women and girls socially, politically and economically and we strive to ensure an equal future for all. so first i would like to acknowledge the members of the friends. how many of you are members of the friends, may i see a raise of hands? oh, that's great. so at the end of the luncheon we want to make sure everyone is a friend, a friend to the san francisco commission on the status of women. so thank you for your membership and contribution. we do invite you to volunteer for many of our projects and activities. so now i'd like it acknowledge my board. these board members
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have tirelessly given their time and resources and today would not have been possible without their help. so may i have the board members of the friends please stand up, hold your applause as i recognize each one of them. so we have meg mccallister, kathy campbell, who is just walking to her table, una martai with common welt club of california, stephanie block, our social media girl, patricia bovan with sumantec, patricia lynn with merrill lynch,
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barbara mark with -- barbara mark and her friends, over there, yeah, waving, her friend's friends table. please help me applaud these wonderful women. esther caldwell with delloyd could not be here, she is expecting twins and is on bed rest. i also want to say that today really the details of today, as you know, those of you who do event planning, would not have been possible without our event chairs. i want to acknowledge the 4 co-chairs, it takes a group of friends to put things together. help me acknowledge
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meg mccallister, cinta lynn really paid attention to all the details of this luncheon today. just like the script, i'm not used to having a script but i have it keep on time here. so i also would like to recognize our honor area event chair, first lady neat ta lee. she could not join us this afternoon but sends her thanks for your support. but i have the privilege of welcoming and introducing someone you all know, a very special guest with us today, our much-esteemed mayor, mayor ed lee. join me in welcoming mayor lee. (applause). >> so, mayor, this is about
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women power, not (inaudible) power. >> certainly not hanoi power. thank you again for mcing today's event. i wanted to come by and welcome everybody. i was ordered by anita to make sure i was here. it is my pleasure to join all of you today and in, again, lovely, beautiful ballroom. thank you for getting us here. janet, this is a beautiful place we have in this building. it is apropos that cedal, the commission and the friends have this event here. it's one of the most beautiful rooms this city has to offer. it is reflective of the tribute that we pay for all the honorees. but as i just wanted to address you today, i wanted to thank everyone here in this room for coming together on this event every year to honor
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those in different walks of life that are contributing to improving our chances of being full equality for women. we still have a ways to go. there is so much to do but we have accomplished quite a bit. i know former mayor brown, who is not here yet, but he will be dashing in, let him know i said this. if he were the president of the united states we would be the 186th country it ratify cdal i say that because i know he and his history was the very first to sign up our city, it pass the ordinance when he was the mayor, to make sure we were on the road by abiding by those principles and then when i had a chance as director of public works i took up the helm for that department. you know, those years, they were really blue collar
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attitudes in public works, but we found the women leaders that we could acknowledge and promote and it became an even better agency for that very reason. so i want to again acknowledge that history. we still have a lot to do since our country has yet to ratify these principles. i hope that we will get closer and closer to do that or if not do it now, it is something that i think we've really been embarrassed about as a country not to do this on a national level. but i join you today in acknowledging as well the great work that we have locally. i know that not only do we want to be models for the rest of the country but we also are working very hard at home and we produced some tremendous results. just 10 years ago, you would have seen statistics that we were quite concerned about.
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some 10 domestic violence homicides each year just 10 years ago that was happening. due to the fact that our commission on the status of women and thank you for your great leadership, emily and julie for the presidency this year and the friends, 10 years later we have reduced that by 80 percent in this city. it's a wonderful, wonderful tribute. we've done this with a great unity between the board and the mayor's office and i want to thank and recognize all the supervisors that are here. i saw scott wiener and the short guy in the elevator. supervisor cohen, i saw her a few minutes ago, thank you for being here. if i missed the
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other supervisors, my apologies, i know many of them are on their way and coming. i have striven to work really hard with our supervisors to make sure that we agree as much as we can on things that are important and certainly the agenda for the commission on the status of women, the fact they can hand out some $3 million dollars in grants every year to community-based organizations to keep that work up, to keep the issues in front of us, to make sure we never accept not even one domestic violence case in this case, is something that we would be willing to accept. and i'm sure you agree with that. (applause). just an hour ago i swore in the new, the newest department head of our city, jennifer johnston, who is now the executive officer for the civil service commission. she joins in a line for some fantastic
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women leaders of our city. they include naomi kelly, our city administrator, thank you for being here. i haven't seen her yet but i know joe an hayes white, vickky hennesy, our interim sheriff. >> doing a great job, too, vicky >> adrian pawn, monique hawn, our port, i know karen hong is our county clerk, she's joining us as well and the host of women on our commissions and our directors of our various nonprofits, thank you for all joining us and being a part of us as well.that our other elect
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officials who are here today including our diega skoepb is here as well, other elected officials, i know we have an official from the justice department, thank you for being here and other elected officials join me in acknowledging. i know diego gascon has another reason for being here.
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brenda yee, chinese hospital, we just broke ground on chinese hospital, thank you for your leadership and all the health field. christine bronstein, band of wives, thank you for your wonderful leadership, wonderful acknowledgement today. delloyd, our corporate partner, a hundred years in san francisco, thank you for your wonderful leadership. esther solar, where would we be without you? thank you. futures without violence, thank you very much, esther. fabiola kronsky, thank you for your work on univision, thank you for your constant encouragement and we hope you stay in san francisco. janet riley, clinic by the
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bay, your wonderful work in our community, thank you very much, janet. dr. jean bolen, a millionth circle, thank you and congratulations. very much for being here. and misha, thank you charles schwab and misha, thank you very much for your leadership. waley dye, you show up on these tech companies, i'm the only woman here, thank you for your leadership in technology and helping us lead this whole bay area to a wonderful success, thank you and congratulations. of course if willie brown isn't here today i'm going to continue thanking the honorable willie brown for his wonderful leadership. as you know he and i continue to be partners in crime but he often says keep treating the board of supervisors like your
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misstresses. i keep telling him, not ever having had a mistres, i don't know what that means. he means in a very playful way. you can remind him about that. anyway, it's again my honor to be here today to welcome all of you to acknowledge the wonderful work that you all do and of course to give my support to the commission on the status of women. emily, you and the commission have done wonderful work. keep doing that job, keep reminding us what we have to do, keep the agenda in front of us and keep educating our public. you know, our public sometimes in the enjoyment of success and our city is becoming more and more successful, we sometimes might have those moments that we forget how we got here. one of the things i just want to
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make sure you know, we would not be a successful city if we did not invest in our community-based organizations. that's the real secret in how we've been becoming successful in making sure we increase the numbers of women that are served or end the violent homicides or reduce the number of domestic violence cases or increase the number of women that serve on our commissions and our departments. it's working in the community constantly having that as our forefront, building strong communities. again, thank you very much and congratulations to all the honorees. thank you very much. (applause).
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